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By Donna Summerall
Jackie Jackson has been with Dugan Memorial Home in West Point for 14 years. She began her career at Dugan as a Certified Nurseâ€™s Assistant (CNA) in 2000. She was offered a position as assistant to the activities director. When the activities director resigned, Jackson was offered the position of activities director herself.
â€śI feel that what I do is a calling,â€ť Jackson said. â€śI love elderly people. I love all kinds of people, but the elderly have a special place in my heart. My goal is to see to it that the ones who are able, continue doing the things they enjoyed before coming to Dugan.â€ť
Jackson said most of the residents are fond of church services and attend the ones offered at Dugan. They go to services on Sunday and Bible study during the week. She said Monday, Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday in the month are the days the residents play bingo. She said there would be a riot if bingo days were canceled. The residents can go to the beauty shop on campus on Thursdays, then they walk across the hall to have a manicure, Jackson said.
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